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Am I Evil?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HeinekenMan, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    I see on CNN.com that some patent attorney killed his neighbor with a kitchen knife after being told that the guy molested his daughter.

    I'm not sure he had all the facts. If he did, though, I applaud pops. I'd have done the same damned thing. Sure, it's rash and not all that sane. But damn. That's your little innocent daughter, man. It's a little girl. Hell, I might do it even if it weren't my daughter.

    I know. The right way is to call the police. But how the fuck are the police going to take away what happened to your daughter? Why should you let a jury decide how devastating it is to your family?

    I say it's the classic A Time To Kill scenario.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Paging Starman ... Starman, please pick up the yellow courtesy phone.
  3. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Justice takes on a different meaning when the victim is a loved one, especially a child.
  4. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    If you're in the jury at this guy's trial, how do you vote?

    My apologies to the justice system, but if this guy gave me any defense whatsoever, he'd be walking. No way could I send this guy to jail. I just couldn't do it.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Boy, way to make Google spit out a PSA HeinekenMan. Food off Webby's table. :p
  6. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    The daughter was only 2 years old. If I'm on that jury there's no way I would vote to convict.
  7. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    I live about a mile and a half from the site of that killing and it's such a quiet and family neighborhood. I don't know what to think about any of it.
  8. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    From what I read today, the defense seems to be, "He lost it."

    Sounds like the guy didn't have nearly enough to go on to execute such a final solution. I have a 3-year-old daughter and if anybody did that to her (damn, that's a horrible thought)..I just can't imagine it, but I know I might react the same way. But I'd hope that I'd be pretty damn sure before I did something about it.

    Kids that age say all kinds of shit.

    In the killer's defense, the guy he stabbed was known for erratic behavior, including shouting at the neighborhood kids and going outside nude, so there was more to it than just what the little kid said.
  10. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    What will be key is proving (if possible) that the victim actually molested the toddler.

    I think I understand what must have going through the daddy's mind, but if the victim (and for now that's what he is) was innocent, then a life was lost for nothing.
  11. "If he did."
    On this does a life sentence depend, I think.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you don't see it happen or have some solid evidence, I think you call the cops first. Plenty of time to stab him later.
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